Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success RSS

In January 2012, the Secretary of Education invited submissions about promising and practical strategies, practices, programs, and activities that have improved rates of postsecondary success, transfer, and graduation. In September 2012, the Department of Education (ED) invited a second round of submissions, which added to this growing compendium of knowledge about promising practices. On this page, you can find the submissions from institutions and organizations that responded to both of these invitations. ED hopes that this information will be of interest to others in situations similar to those described in these submissions.

As noted in the Request for Information, ED will continue to review and post additional responses on a regular basis. Please refer back to this page for announcements of future submission deadlines. See the Federal Register notice for information on how to submit.

Organization Name Tags
Brandman University Retention, Non-Traditional Age Students, Mentoring, Industry-Driven Competencies, Degree Attainment, Community of Practice
Valencia College Transfer and Articulation, Student Services, Degree Attainment
MDRC Accelerated Learning, Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, Student Services, Time to Degree
Austin Peay State University Data Collection or Use
Trinity Washington University Achievement Gap Closure, Developmental Education, Learning Assessment, Persistence, Retention, Underrepresented Students
California State University, Long Beach Retention, Degree Attainment
Miami Dade College Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Employer Partnership, Learning Assessment
Virginia's Community Colleges Time to Degree, Cost Saving, Productivity
Wheelock College Retention, Learning Communities, First-Year Students, First-Generation College Students, Field Experience, Community Engagement
Cape Cod Community College Learning Communities, Retention
College Possible Student Services, Mentoring
City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Learning, Achievement Gap Closure, Basic Skills, College Transition, Data Collection or Use, Developmental or Remedial Education, Dual Enrollment, Underrepresented Students
University of Nevada, Reno Underrepresented Students, Student Services, Retention, Persistence, Degree Attainment, Achievement Gap Closure
College Forward Student Services, Mentoring, Digital Materials
California State University Monterey Bay Basic Skills, Competency-Based Learning, Developmental or Remedial Education, Habits of Mind, Improving Achievement, Underrepresented Students
Trinity Washington University Advising, Retention, Underrepresented Students
Emporia State University Retention, STEM
Virginia's Community Colleges Productivity, Student Services
Youngstown State University Learning Communities, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Parkland College Student Services, Improving Achievement, Mentoring